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Astronomer Says Confirmation of Alien Life Is Only 40 Years Away
Aliens have long been major players in science fiction and pop culture, but according to the Queen’s astronomer, Lord Martin Rees, scientists are now within 40 years of actually confirming their (non-fictional) existence. At a speech last night to honor the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking&…
Study Finds Parents Can Allow Babies to Cry at Night
Babies can be exhausting enough during the day, but when they cry throughout the night the so-called bundles of joy can leave their parents cranky and depressed. However, a new study that was just published in Pediatrics could give wary moms a bit of a break. The research found that babies donȁ…
Protein May Play a Role in Obesity, Diabetes and Aging
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have made a discovery that could help scientists find better treatments for type 2 diabetes, obesity and other health problems caused by the body’s inability to properly regulate blood sugar. The group identified a potent re…
Americans Have Fewer Close Friends Compared to 25 Years Ago
While social media sites may have increased Americans’ overall number of acquaintances, new research slated for publication in a journal called ‘Social Networks’ shows the number of people we claim as close friends is now lower than it was 25 years ago. Matthew Brashears from th…
Can Coffee Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer?
Your daily cups of joe may be doing more than just giving you the energy to face the day. According to a new study, which tracked nearly 113,000 adults over 20 years, women who drink three cups of coffee a day have a 20 percent lower risk of developing basal cell carcinoma — the most [……
Study Says Women on the Pill Choose More Stable Partners
New research suggests women on birth control pills tend to choose men they feel will be more stable relationship partners over guys who may be better looking or sexier. In the study, Scottish and Czech scientists asked 2,500 women who had at least one child about their relationships with their partn…

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